This article was originally published on November 8, 2016.
This month's full moon, also known as the Beaver Moon
or the Mourning Moon
, is a doozy, stargazers. You probably know by now that it isn't any old full moon — in fact, this one is a supermoon
the likes of which we won't see again until 2034. It reached its crest at 8:52 a.m. EST this morning as the largest-appearing supermoon in 70 years.
Thanks to its proximity to earth, the moon will appear much brighter and larger than usual, but this won't just be a sight worth seeing. Some believe that the spiritual effects of the moon intensify
during a supermoon. In other words, any rituals
performed before, during, or right after a supermoon may be felt more profoundly than they would otherwise. So, we thought, what better time than now to kick off our own personal full moon rituals?
Of course, Pagan and Wiccan traditions
have their own monthly full moon celebrations, but here we're going to focus on smaller, more personal practices you can incorporate into your everyday life.
Click through for five totally witchy — but totally doable — moon rituals you can do right now.